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In Love With: Parachute Paper Company


Don’t you love stumbling upon something that you just click with? Maybe it’s discovering a new blog that inspires you, or a lesser-known brand whose style is so you. I try to always keep an eye out for things that “go” with Something Pretty, and I am so excited to introduce you to one of those things today.

Here’s the short version: whimsical stationary hand drawn by a talented and sweet Austin-based artist. Um, yes please!

Now for the long version… read on to learn all about my fabulous new advertiser, Parachute Paper Company, and the lovely lady behind it all, Paige Rowley.

{Where are you from?}
I grew up in Houston, Texas and went to school in Austin, Texas. I still live in Austin and don’t see myself moving away for a long, long time.

{What got you interested in stationary design?}
I was an art major in college, so everything I thought about during school was art and design. About a year and a half ago, I visited Portland, Oregon for the first time, where I randomly walked into a store called Oblation Papers and Press. Seeing the paper goods and designs that the store was putting out made me see stationery in an entirely different light. For the first time, I saw real art on stationery.

{When did you start Parachute Paper Company?}
Parachute Paper Company started last summer when I was asked to do an invitation for my cousin’s rehearsal dinner. I was given free reign to draw anything I wanted and I fell in love with the idea of a completely hand drawn invite. It was a slow start, based on an idea and fear that I would fail if I tried to do something on my own. Once I got over the fear, I decided to go for it and start my own company—plus it’s a job that I have fun doing!

{How would you describe your style as an artist?}
I don’t know if I have grown into a style as an artist yet. I believe an artist’s style is one of those things that takes decades to determine. Right now, I am in a phase of whimsical drawings and writings. I am sure that will change as I grow through this process.

{Why do you think stationary is so important for a wedding?}
Stationery is important for weddings because it is the first glimpse your guests will see of your wedding style. The first thing they see of the wedding is the invitation—the mood of your wedding starts in that envelope. Some of your friends won’t know your relationship with your future hubby, but will be introduced to your style as a couple through your invitation. I love that opportunity!

{What advice would you give to brides hunting for their perfect wedding stationary?}
Having just gone through the whole wedding process myself, I would say that no stationery is going to be perfect for your wedding. Just like nothing is going to be perfect for the wedding, it is just one of those days that can never reach perfection because it’s such a big deal. Once you say farewell to perfection, my advice is to have fun and pick out something that represents you and your man!

Thank you so much, Paige! To see more of her adorable portfolio and to get information on custom orders and pricing, visit the Parachute Paper Company website.

Have a great weekend, everyone!








  1. Dana says:

    these are the cutest save the dates ever! i want to send them out to everyone i know for average occasions since im not getting married yet!

  2. Corinna says:

    How adorably artsy and fun! What a great find and thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow – those are so great! I’ll have to keep her in mind next time I throw a party. There’s just nothing like custom-made stationery!

  4. jacin says:

    those are too cute!!! great find! {and congrats on a new sponsor!}

  5. Sarah says:

    Oh, I will definitely be using the Parachute Paper Company at some point in the future:)

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